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Most restrictions gone from latest ‘waived-in’ rules proposal

The Supreme Court of Virginia is asking for comments on a revised set of proposed rules for “waived-in” lawyers. The latest proposal would remove many of the practice restrictions for out-of-state lawyers who take advantage of Virginia’s reciprocity rules for ...

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No change on lawyers’ specialty claims in Virginia

The Supreme Court of Virginia has stepped back from rule changes that would have prohibited lawyers from advertising their certifications as specialists in fields such as trial advocacy and elder law. In the latest set of advertising rules published Monday, ...

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Plaintiff May Add ‘Informed Consent’ Claim (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit Court says a plaintiff who alleges defendant was negligent in performing vascular surgery on her right thigh five years earlier may amend her complaint to allege defendant failed to obtain informed consent, as that claim relates ...

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Law school employment data pushes U.Va. to #1 (access required)

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Virginia law students have something else to brag about. After learning last week that the state’s bar exam is one of the toughest in the nation, University of Virginia law grads also can take pride in the value of their ...

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Justice Mims unhurt in Boston explosions

Virginia Supreme Court Justice William C. Mims was among the thousands who ran in Monday’s Boston Marathon. He reportedly escaped unscathed as two explosions caused death, injury and havoc at the finish line. “Justice Mims is back in Richmond and ...

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Lawsuit demands Trump return Albemarle land

(AP) A former Virginia socialite’s son who sold the sprawling front yard of his family’s 45-room mansion to the Donald Trump real estate empire says he’s been cheated and wants the land back. The John W. Kluge Jr. Trust has ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Sept. 24, 2012, a three-judge panel of Fairfax County Circuit Court issued a public reprimand to Stephen J. Sheehy III of Fairfax for violating professional rules that govern candor toward the tribunal and misconduct. * * * On April ...

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VSB to host solo, small firm conference in Abingdon

The Virginia State Bar will be hosting a “Solo & Small-Firm Practitioner Forum and Regional Bench Bar Conference” in Abingdon at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center April 26. The day-long program is free to members of the Virginia bar ...

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